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Celebrities React To Peaches Geldof's Death

April 7th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Stars have come out to offer their tributes and prayers to the Geldof family after Peaches Geldof was found dead today at the young age of 25.

Lily Allen, Lorde, and Simon Cowell are among those who have offered condolences to the family. See their words below:

@lilyallen My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl

— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) April 7, 2014

Peaches! You beautiful thing. Rest with the angels. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew and loved you.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Mil...
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Astronomical, Bob Geldof Will Be First Irishman In Outer Space!

September 10th, 2013 1:50pm EDT
Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof is set to make history by becoming the first Irishman to travel into outer space.

The Boomtown Rats frontman will spend $100,000 on a ticket for the inaugural Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) commercial flight next year.

He will join other celebrity passengers including Dutch model Doutzen Kroes on flight, which will travel 62 miles into space from a launch pad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

Geldof says, "Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing. The first rock astronaut space rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob G...
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From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

October 21st, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...
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'Top Gear' 17.05 'Bob Geldof' Review

September 19th, 2011 10:24pm EDT
Top Gear
Tonight on Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson talks to a man in sunglasses, James May draws a square on a wall, and Richard Hammond plays with a soldier's chopper.

Firstly, our blustery leader wants to talk about the Jensen Interceptor, which he tells us was "built very badly by people who didn't seem to care what they were doing." It's back now with an updated version, and he seems much happier with the new one, minus some period features that he doesn't care for. The steering system, he says, might be from a lawnmower and requires a lot of "flailing at the wheel." That doesn't sound enco...
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Bob Geldof's Africa Relief Fund Raises Millions

August 30th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof has helped raise almost $200 million for relief efforts in Africa through a private equity fund.

The former Boomtown Rats frontman, who famously helped to organise concert extravaganza Live Aid in 1985 to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, fronts a fund for the country called 8 Miles, which deploys money to those in need.

It is now nearing its close, and new figures show it has raised almost $200 million since its inception - and Geldof hopes Africa's trading industry will be given a boost from the cash.

He tells Reuters, "Currently 80 per cent of exports from Afric...
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Peaches Geldof Blames Weight Loss On Bird Flu

July 31st, 2011 2:23pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Bob Geldof's wildchild daughter Peaches has defended her dramatic weight loss, insisting she shed the pounds as a result of avian flu.

The rock offspring shocked fans earlier this week by stepping out in a skimpy red dress, showing off her minuscule figure.

Geldof came under attack by critics for her skinny frame, but she has now hit back, insisting an illness initiated the weight loss.

She tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I've lost weight. I've had avian flu."

But the TV presenter is adamant she has not lost her appetite - she's just cut out junk food to maintain her new ima...
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Peaches Geldof Blames Her Weight Loss On Bird Flu

July 30th, 2011 6:20pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Bob Geldof's wildchild daughter Peaches has defended her dramatic weight loss, insisting she shed the pounds as a result of avian flu.

The rock offspring shocked fans earlier this week by stepping out in a skimpy red dress, showing off her minuscule figure.

Geldof came under attack by critics for her skinny frame, but she has now hit back, insisting an illness initiated the weight loss. She tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I've lost weight. I've had avian flu."

However, the TV presenter is adamant she has not lost her appetite - she's just cut out junk food to maintain her ...
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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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Peaches Geldof Caught On Camera Buying Drugs?

April 17th, 2011 12:33pm EDT
Peaches
Bob Geldof has vowed to have a serious talk with his daughter Peaches after she was allegedly caught on camera buying drugs.

Editors at Britain's The People newspaper claim to have seen footage of the 23 year old approaching a car in a London street and allegedly purchasing a substance believed to be cannabis. They claim to have been offered the video clip by a man representing an alleged drug dealer, but refused to pay the fee he demanded.

Peaches' father Bob has been informed about the video and has confirmed he will be speaking to his daughter about it.

He tells the publication, "I ap...
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Bob Geldof Wins Groupies' Choice Award

March 21st, 2011 8:22am EDT
Bob Geldof
Rocker Bob Geldof was handed a quirky honor at the South by Southwest festival this weekend - the Groupies' Choice Award.

The former Boomtown Rats singer was presented with the trophy by Austin Music Awards director Margaret Moser at the annual event in Texas.

Geldof - who was at the festival as the keynote speaker and showcase performer - joked during his acceptance speech, "I am overwhelmed. I have received many honors in my life but without a doubt this is the one of which I am most proud."

"I have worked hard for many years to achieve this moment and I would like to thank the coun...
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Eli Roth & Peaches Geldof Break Up

November 1st, 2010 10:59pm EDT
Peaches Geldof and Eli Roth
Director Eli Roth and rock wildchild Peaches Geldof have called off their relationship due to their hectic schedules, according to reports.

"The Last Exorcism" filmmaker and Bob Geldof's socialite daughter, who celebrated their six-month anniversary in August, are said to have parted ways so they can focus on their work commitments.

But the pair has decided to remain friends, according to Britain's Sunday Mirror.

A source tells the newspaper, "Peaches is really sad that things didn't work out with Eli. They were very much in love and she'd never been so nuts about a guy.

"But both are h...
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Danny DeVito Accepts Icon Award For Michael Douglas

October 4th, 2010 3:40pm EDT
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito stepped up to accept a prestigious award on behalf of his actor pal Michael Douglas at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday, as the star continues his treatment for throat cancer.

The diminutive funnyman, who teamed up with Douglas in Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, jetted to the festival in Switzerland to take part in a tribute to Douglas, who is undergoing chemotherapy to beat cancer.

DeVito collected the Golden Icon Award at the festival on Sunday at the final awards ceremony attended by Oliver Stone, Bob Geldof and Czech-American director, Milos Forman.

Howev...
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Peaches Geldof Dismisses Eli Roth Engagement Rumors

July 30th, 2010 11:57am EDT
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Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches has no plans to marry her boyfriend Eli Roth, insisting rumors of an impending wedding are "made up lies".

British tabloid reports suggested the 21-year-old is planning to exchange vows with the Inglourious Basterds star in the New Year - less than a year after they began dating.

The pair was said to be planning a traditional Jewish ceremony on a New York rooftop and Roth's pal Quentin Tarantino was even named as one of the invited guests.

But the socialite has taken to her Twitter.com page to deny the gossip, writing: "Just so everyone knows, Eli and I are ...
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Director Eli Roth & Peaches Geldof To Wed Next Year?

July 30th, 2010 9:09am EDT
Peaches Geldof
Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches is reportedly preparing to wed actor/director Eli Roth in January - less than a year after the pair began dating.

The rock offspring has been in a relationship with the "Hostel" moviemaker since March, and she's now said to be ready to walk down the aisle with the 38 year old - despite the 17-year age difference.

According to Britain's The Sun, the couple will marry in a Jewish ceremony in front of 50 guests in New York in the New Year.

A source tells the publication, "We wouldn't be surprised if they started a family together very soon. They are confident t...
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Madonna Planning 'Massive Malawi Fundraiser'

July 25th, 2010 6:21pm EDT
Madonna
Madonna is following in the footsteps of Bob Geldof by planning a Live Aid-style global fundraiser to benefit Malawi, according to reports.

The pop superstar, who has adopted two children from the impoverished nation, has poured money into the region through her Raising Malawi Foundation and is said to be organizing a new charity concert to boost donations.

Madonna has reportedly recruited U2 frontman Bono to perform at the Walk Out of Poverty event, which will take place in September.

A source tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Plans are in place to make this the biggest fundraiser the wor...
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Peaches Geldof Mistaken For A Transvestite

March 24th, 2010 2:05pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
British socialite Peaches Geldof was left red-faced recently after she was mistaken for a transvestite in the U.S.

The daughter of Bob Geldof was trying out outrageous make-up looks for her column in Nylon magazine, and took to the streets of New York City to show off her creations.

However, the over-the-top look, which was inspired by outlandish British singer Boy George, left some members of the public baffled.

She says, "In keeping with the beauty theme of this issue, I thought it would be fun to try out other people's make-up looks to see the reactions I get. Culture Club front ma...
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Peaches Geldof Dating Eli Roth?

March 9th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Peaches Geldof
British socialite Peaches Geldof has sparked rumors she's dating actor/director Eli Roth - after the pair was photographed holding hands at an Academy Awards after-party.

The 20-year-old daughter of Bob Geldof was pictured on the red carpet of the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party in Los Angeles on Sunday night with the Hostel director, who appears in Oscar-nominated movie Inglourious Basterds.

Geldof, whose brief marriage to American musician Max Drummey ended last year, posed for pictures outside the bash with Roth, who is 17 years her senior, and also took to her Twitter.com page to desc...
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Celebrity Lifestyles: Our Favorite Unusual Baby Names

August 3rd, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Sylvester Stallone
You might not be a celebrity, but you can name your child like one. With babies being all the rage right now in Hollywood, we compiled a list of interesting (to say the least) names that celebrities picked for their offspring. Here are some of our favorites:

Rapper M.I.A and Ben Brewer

Son: Ickhyd

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Beth Riesgraf and Jason Lee

Son: Pilot Inspektor

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Son: Zuma Nesta Rock

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Bizarre Celebrity Birthing Trends

June 22nd, 2009 12:27pm EDT
Victoria Beckham
Oh baby. Celebrities and their fads, from Miley Cyrus' hippie head bands to Beyonce and her master cleanse lemonade diet, it seems that celebrity sleeves are always chock full of tricks, and the more ironic or extreme the tricks - the better. Just take Victoria Beckham's pair of Antonio Berardi heel-less boots for example. Umm…come again?

Apparently, Posh Spice shall hereby be known as Hoof Spice. These shoes are exceedingly impractical and they turn walking into a constant crusade against gravity. Thankfully, however, the shelf-life of outlandish fashion trends, such as the aforementio...
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Solo Artists: Most Underrated And Overrated

May 16th, 2008 10:52am EDT
Bob Marley
In one week, "American Idol" will add one more solo artist to the music history.

Whoever it is, they have their work cut out for them. America has a penchant for producing legendary solo artists. People like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Marvin Gaye all came from America. Britain may have the monopoly on bands with the likes of The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, but our sense of Independence has allowed us to produce the best solo acts of all time.

Still, some of these solo artists have received glowing reviews when completely unwarranted. Others have been nearly...
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Van Morrison To Release 'Keep It Simple,' April 1

March 25th, 2008 8:15pm EDT
Van Morrison
Few singers know as many paths to the heart as Van Morrison. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has spent most of the past five decades seeking and discovering new inroads to that spiritual core.

By the time he rose to the fore of Britain's nascent blues-rock scene as leader of Them, Morrison had already pulled years in the trenches, singing skiffle, country and rhythm and blues tunes with some of Belfast's cagiest combos. He's journeyed far and wide since, but inevitably, the man Bob Geldof called "the one true genius in Irish music" has invariably come back to the philosophy summed up i...
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Best YouTube Music Moments In 2007

December 20th, 2007 3:16pm EST
Fergie
YouTube killed the video star.

In 2007, while MTV plugged the umpteenth episode of "Parental Control" and the so-real-it's-fake tragicomedy,"The Hills," video sharing website YouTube raked in record numbers.

According to a Harris Interactive poll, 65 percent of American adults say they have watched a video on YouTube with 42 percent of the surveyed adults making regular treks to the site.

Major labels such as Warner Music inked a library-spanning content deal with YouTube this year, promising the site vids from the Warner vault. But the site's main selling point remained the ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 5

October 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Winslet
Happy Birthday to hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, unsinkable actress Kate Winslet, hoops star Grant Hill, Queen of the Desert Guy Pearce, prolific hockey goalie Patrick Roy (1965), hockey superstar Mario Lemieux (1965), actor Daniel Baldwin (which one is he?)(1960), comedian Bernie Mac (1958), musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof (1954), English horror author Clive Barker (1952), actress Karen Allen (1951), cabbie Jeff Conaway (1950), bandleader Steve Miller (1943), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Donald Pleasence (1919), and 21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur (1829).
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Celebrity Appeal: Tony Blair The Political Showman Mingled With The Famous

May 10th, 2007 5:08pm EDT
Tony Blair
LONDON (AP) - From vacations at Cliff Richard's Caribbean villa to a stay in Bee Gee Robin Gibb's Miami home, Tony Blair has enjoyed the company of celebrities throughout his political career.

But in the wake of the Iraq war, many showbiz figures turned on the British leader, and his holidays at the homes of the famous became cause for embarrassment over whether he had paid for his stay.

Blair was elected on a surge of popular enthusiasm in 1997 _ a political star for the era of Britpop and ''Cool Britannia.''

He hosted Downing Street receptions for the stars of fashion, musi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 5

October 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kate Winslet
Happy Birthday to hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, unsinkable actress Kate Winslet, hoops star Grant Hill, Queen of the Desert Guy Pearce, prolific hockey goalie Patrick Roy (1965), hockey superstar Mario Lemieux (1965), actor Daniel Baldwin (which one is he?)(1960), comedian Bernie Mac (1958), musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof (1954), English horror author Clive Barker (1952), actress Karen Allen (1951), cabbie Jeff Conaway (1950), bandleader Steve Miller (1943), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Donald Pleasence (1919), and 21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur (1829).
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Bob Geldof Is The Best Celebrity Dad

April 11th, 2006 10:21am EDT
Bob Geldof
Sir Bob Geldof has been voted the best celebrity dad in an online poll. The Irish star received 23 per cent of the total vote in the poll, conducted by website remind4u.com. Bob, father of Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie, won the admiration of voters for adopting the orphaned daughter of his late ex-wife Paula Yates and her deceased rock star lover Michael Hutchence. Full Top Ten Below!

Geldof's adoration for his girls and fierce protectiveness earned him first place ahead of England football ace David Beckham, who scooped second spot with 20 per cent of the votes. The online greeti...
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New York Dolls Biopic Set For April 4 DVD Release

March 29th, 2006 9:05pm EST
New York Dolls
Visual Entertainment and First Independent Pictures are proud to announce the release of the critically acclaimed film New York Doll on DVD on April 4th, 2006. Released in theaters in October 2005, the film is director Greg Whiteley's debut effort and was a Grand Jury Prize Nominee at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film includes interviews with all the surviving New York Dolls, as well as Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Sir Bob Geldof, Chrissy Hynde (Pretenders), Mick Jones of The Clash and many others close to or influenced by the Doll's legacy. The DVD's bonus features include the full 20-m...
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Sir Bob Geldof Wins 'Freedom Of The City' of Dublin

March 7th, 2006 10:02am EST
Bob Geldof
Sir Bob Geldof has been given the 'Freedom Of The City' of Dublin. The former Boomtown Rats frontman-turned-activist was presented with the honor - which gives him the right to graze sheep in the city's central park - on Sunday. Accepting the award, he said: "It is raining and it's cold, but it is a beautiful day."

He was joined at the ceremony by his 91-year-old father, Bob Geldof Senior, and three of his daughters. The 'I Don't Like Mondays' singer also accepted a Waterford crystal globe in recognition of the two decades he has spent fundraising for the poor.

Geldof organized th...
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Arctic Monkeys Sweep NME Awards

February 24th, 2006 10:03am EST
Arctic Monkeys
New British band Arctic Monkeys cleaned up at the NME Awards last night - scooping three of the magazine's top prizes. The Sheffield four-piece beat off stiff competition from Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand to win Best Track for I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor, as well as Best Band and Best New Band.

Also present at the glittering bash was Kanye West - who turned up to collect his Best Solo Artist prize. The rapper was a surprise winner at an event that traditionally recognises rock acts.

Elsewhere, Kaiser Chiefs - the big winners at this year's Brits - only scoop...
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Bob Geldof Urges Middle East to Give More to Africa

December 19th, 2005 10:43am EST
Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof attacked Arab nations for not donating more money to ease poverty in Africa, at a Dubai conference on Friday December 16.

The Live 8 organiser accused the Middle East region of ignoring global fundraising efforts, and doing "very little" to help alleviate poverty in the developing world.

He said, "I am here today to encourage the business, humanitarian and the arts sectors to do a little more for that continent that lies less than 150 miles from where we now stand.

"We cannot leave Africa suspended and outside the economic net of the planet."

He added that if ...
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